They say that truth is stranger than fiction, and it does amaze me that video games do more than just keep folks entertained. In fact, the hugely popular game Minecraft will soon hit the Raspberry Pi platform, and not only that, it is said to be employed in order to aid the United Nations (UN) in regeneration projects. The gist of it is this, residents will soon be able to take a virtual stroll around the Minecraft models, as though it is a vision of the upcoming and future village layout.

Right now, development plans for more than 300 places worldwide are being modelled in Minecraft, letting residents have a say in how the redevelopment will work out at locations where they have grown up over the years. Dubbed Block by Block, this programme is just a segment of a collaboration between Mojang, the folks behind Minecraft, and UN Habitat. Apart from taking a virtual tour, residents are also able to change the model while sharing their input on just how every single penny of regeneration cash should be spent.

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